Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Ladies Night: Instead SoftCup review

This is a post only for the girls (guys feel free to read if you must but I'm warning you - it's gonna get girly and not in a good "pillow fight" kinda way… more like a "I've got cramps and pass the chocolate ice cream" kinda way… yeah. That. Thanks for swinging by.)

So back to our "Ladies Night" discussion.

Recently I was invited to give Instead SoftCup a whirl.

What exactly is SoftCup?

Well it looks like this:

And it's made for our 'favorite' time of the month. 

I know. It looks strange. I was a bit apprehensive at first but I followed the directions and gave it a shot.

The first time I tried it, it was a little tricky getting the thing in but I did it.

By the second time, I felt like a pro. And I have to tell you, I loved it. Once in, I never felt it. It was able to hold up for my heavy flow and it didn't leak while I slept in it overnight.

It also held up while I ran and that's always a concern for me. Especially on long runs and, uh, my "heavy" days. 

The pros:
Easy to use
Can be worn up to 12 hours - yippee!
They say it can be worn during sex (I didn't try this but that's only because I'm married for 16 years and eh, "I had a headache.")
Super comfortable (didn't feel a thing!)
Great during running
Not linked to TSS
Doesn't cause irritation

Takes a try or two to get the hang of inserting it
Can be messy when removing it but there are great tips at the website!

I definitely would recommend giving this a shot. I used one or two of these a day rather than several tampons like usual.

Have you ever tried this product? 


PS:  I received the Instead SoftCup for free to review. But these opinions are 100% mine that I thought I'd share with ya.

PSS: If you're a blogger and interested in checking out this product for review then check in with Tina at her blog For Love of The Run.


KiKiD said...

I'm a Diva Cup girl. Changed my life.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the comment KikiD - is that a similar thing?

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Frickin' Fabulous at 40 said...

I got a sample of them and really liked it too! I think it was easier to get the hang of then my first attempt at tampons many moons ago. Maybe because I'm not afraid of that "area" anymore. I haven't run in it yet, but may have to shortly! I was thinking of introducing these to my 14 year old instead of tampons. Still am horrified to broach the subject. There's also a cup that is not disposable, therefore more economic and even friendlier to the environment. TMI (but it's ALL TMI!): My toilet is right next to the sink so clean up wouldn't be an issue for me.

Unknown said...

Haha, Linda - I found once I had a baby nothing really is TMI anymore!

I was surprised at how quickly I caught on to this thing (and maybe you're right about being more "comfortable" with things. ha) I was also surprised at how much I liked it because I was a little hesitant.

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

lol. I used these years ago!! When I told people they were all grossed out. They were hard to find for awhile. Then I got pregnant and my kids broke me (my dr told me so!) so I have not gone back to trying these since the visitor is more than ever before.
And most people I know like the Diva Cup once they get one and try it.

Unknown said...

I LOVE my Diva Cup (essentially the same thing). I got it for long distance hiking (because packing out used period-related items is GROSS) but it's great for running as well.

KiKiD said...

Diva Cups last for years! Basically the same thing.

Sara said...

Are these disposable?

I was fortunate to receive the Diva Cup (very much the same) for review, and I will NEVER go back to pads or tampons.

Thanks for letting me know about another option!

Unknown said...


Great post thanks for info!

Unknown said...


Great post thanks for info!

Unknown said...


Great post thanks for info!

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